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Nursing Degrees

Kirtland offers PN (Practical Nurse) certification and ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) degrees. We also offer an RN to BSN degree through a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University. Get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.

NURSING: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715

Program Advisors

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416
anne.essmaker@kirtland.edu


Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426
shawn.ott@kirtland.edu

Gainful Employment

HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday

Program Options

Practical Nurse (PN) Certification

LPN to ADN Degree

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

RN to BSN

  • Offered on Roscommon campus through SVSU

Associate Degree in Nursing/BSN Concurrent Program with SVSU

Successful completion of any of these options prepares students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical and Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN & NCLEX-RN).

Procedure for Nursing Program Applications – Fall 2014

  1. MEET OR CALL YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR at 989-275-5000, EXT. 280 to be connected with either Anne Essmaker or Shawn Ott.
  2. Follow the directions from your academic advisor. You cannot get the application until you and your advisor review your file and transcripts.
  3. Once your advisor releases your file to the Health Science office we will email you the application. You will need to save the application to your computer and then open the application and fill it out, it will be a fillable application. Be sure to save the completed application and email it back to the Health Science office. Once the completed application is received in the Health Science office, you will receive a confirmation email stating it was received. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM THE HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICE WITHIN A WEEK, PLEASE CALL 989-275-5000, EXT. 281.
  4. You will be notified by email in late June, early July if you are accepted into one of the Nursing programs. If you have questions while filling out the application please email susie.allen@kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000, ext. 281.
  5. The deadline for applying for ANY Nursing program for Fall 2014 is May 1, 2014. Don’t wait; make your appointment NOW with your advisor.
  6. Please begin to collect and complete Required Immunizations. Don’t wait on this; it can take up to 6 months to complete them. Download the list of required Immunizations for Health Science.

RN to BSN partnership

A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) brings advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan. Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses are be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format. [ Read more... ]

SVSU RN-BSN Program Announcement

Transfer Guide Kirtland/SVSU at Kirtland Community College RN to BSN Program

Kirtland Community College has one of the top rated nursing degree programs in MichiganYou will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime with a nursing degree from one of the best nursing colleges in Michigan. A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete Kirtland Community College’s nursing degree program.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career helping others, Kirtland’s careers in nursing are just what you’re looking for.

As one of Michigan’s top rated nursing degree programs, Kirtland offers Practical Nursing (PN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) degrees, and a concurrent agreement with Saginaw Valley State University allows you to complete your BSN degree almost entirely on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus.

Whatever your career goals, you can get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.

You’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field because Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study, patient care simulation and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region.

A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete your nursing degree program at Kirtland.

Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region, so you’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field.

2014-15 Program Costs

Practical Nursing (PN) Prerequisites
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees2,2502,900
Textbooks750750
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Total3,1503,800
Practical Nursing (PN) Certification
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees6,5008,150
Textbooks1,0001,000
Miscellaneous Expenses900900
Total8,40010,050
LPN to ADN (RN) Pre-requisites
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees3,6004,600
Textbooks1,5001,500
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Total5,2506,250
LPN to ADN (RN) Degree
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees6,3007,750
Textbooks750750
Miscellaneous Expenses900900
Total7,9509,400
Associate Degree in Nursing Pre-requisites
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees3,0003,900
Textbooks1,2001,200
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Total4,3505,250
Associate Degree in Nursing (2 year program)
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees11,35014,150
Textbooks1,5001,500
Miscellaneous Expenses900900
Total13,75016,550

Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Kirtland Community College nursing degreesAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)

Certificates

  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)
  • Vascular Sonography (online)
  • Health Information Technology (online)

Other

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:

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